4 Reasons Your Commercial Refrigerator Is Not Cooling Properly

Commercial refrigerators in a supermarket

4 Reasons Your Commercial Refrigerator Is Not Cooling Properly

If you run a restaurant, bar, mart, or any other similar business, commercial refrigerators are essential for your operations. Commercial refrigerators are used to store food, ingredients, drinks, and more.


When these refrigerators don’t cool properly, it can compromise your business operations directly. Here are a few reasons why your commercial refrigerator might not be cooling properly.

1.    Dirty or Faulty Condenser Coils

Commercial refrigerators often don’t cool properly because their condenser coils are dirty or faulty. A condenser coil’s job is to cool the refrigerant, creating cold air in the refrigerator.


When these coils are covered with dust and grease, they can’t cool the refrigerant adequately, resulting in a loss of cooling in your refrigerator. To avoid this, experts advise getting your commercial refrigerator’s condenser coils cleaned once every 3 months.

2.    Damaged Doors

Your refrigerator’s doors are crucial for maintaining the cold temperature inside your refrigerator by creating a seal and not allowing the cold air to escape outside. If there’s damage to your refrigerator doors, they won’t close properly or seal the refrigerator when closed, allowing the cool air inside to escape. This is one of the most common reasons for commercial refrigerators not cooling properly.


There are several ways your refrigerator doors can be damaged. Its rubber gasket can get loose or cracked, the hinges on the door could rust and get loose, etc.

3.    Malfunctioning Thermostat

A thermostat measures a fridge’s internal temperature and sends signals to increase or decrease the cooling accordingly. If the thermostat malfunctions, it misreads the internal temperature. This can result in the refrigerator not cooling adequately.

Commercial refrigerators in a supermarket

4.    Compressor Failure

The refrigerator compressor condenses the refrigerant before it reaches the condenser coils. If the compressor malfunctions, there’s no way your refrigerator can cool properly. This is because condenser coils cannot cool the refrigerant in gaseous form.


An indication of compressor failure in your commercial refrigerator is the constant loud noises that don’t go away. If your commercial refrigerator isn’t cooling properly, you must get it checked by a refrigerator professional as soon as possible.


Airplus Refrigeration, Inc. is a refrigeration and ventilation specialist serving clients in Los Angeles for over 4 decades. We provide refrigeration warranty repairs, refrigerator maintenance, freezer maintenance, and more. We also provide commercial ice machines. Get in touch with us now for more information.

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